Good coffee beans needn't be expensive. Don't assume that the high price tag is any indication. On average, some of the best coffee beans we've bought cost around 14-15$/lb. So it was a bit surprising that this little place on Bloor West would average 18-20 / lb for their standards and more for their specialty beans! We've tried two types so far, their Espresso Beans and a Costa Rican drip Bean. The Espresso Beans were VERY bitter and a tad burnt. The Costa Rican has been pretty good for drip but at 20$/lb, too expensive for my goto drip.
A customer side note, for a place where the beans are so chaching, it was very annoying to have creditcards requiring a minimum 20$ purchase and a debit minimum of 5$. Come one. I'd sooner go to Starbucks, yeah I said it. D on a mission to get me off the supermarket stuff when he's out of town went in and bought it on his debit since I walked out on principle :D cost of doing business as far as I'm concerned!
Service: aloof and annoying to be told I could go down the block to an ATM if I didn't want to use my debit.
Ambiance: cozy coffee shop
Coffee Tree RoasteryBloor West Village
2412 Bloor St W